Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore
EVE Online is dealing with multiple wars at the moment - one as part of the ongoing struggle against the Triglavian Collective, and a player war that has been ongoing since the beginning of July. As the war rages on, the real-world value of ships being lost continues to rack up.
On the official site, Final Fantasy XIV producer and director Naoki Yoshida talked about some of the upcoming content in patch 5.4, including plans for new housing for players.
We were able to sit down with Shadow Arena's Executive Producer Kwangsam Kim to chat a bit about the development since launch. We're also honored to be hosting the English translation of a recent interview conducted by German MMO site Mein MMO.
We have quite a few of our favorite sci-fi franchises that have already received the MMORPG treatment: SWTOR, Star Trek Online to name a few. However, there is still room for more. While we've seen studios dabble in other franchises, such as Stargate, we've not really had a major franchise get the full MMO treatment since the previously listed two on the market right now. Here are a few I'd love to see finally get their due in the MMO world.
Late yesterday an executive order from the Trump Administration was issued effectively banning WeChat and its parent company, Tencent, from transactions with people within the US. Tencent owns, or partially owns, many gaming companies, which according to the EO could have been affected as well.
As The Lord of the Rings Online has been navigating through the fallout from its extended downtime, the team at Standing Stone Games has finally given VIP subscribers some info as to how they will be compensated for the issues.
Black Desert has teamed up with Netflix's new series Cursed, rolling out new themed quests on PC, Console and Mobile platforms.
World chat has returned to The Lord of the Rings Online, allowing players to converse in the game again after almost a full week of the chat being turned off on all servers.
Much of the issues surrounding Phantasy Star Online 2 on Windows 10 has been due to the poor implementation of the Windows Store apps. Players have had to find work arounds just to get the MMO running in an acceptable manner. Thankfully, that (hopefully) will be a thing of the past as PSO2 hits Steam next week.